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Obesity Reaches Global Crisis Point

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  • Obese people now outnumber those who are underweight; 641 million people were obese in 2014, compared to 105 million in 1975
  • By 2025, an estimated 20 percent of the global adult population, 40 percent of British and nearly 45 percent of American adults will be obese
  • Diabetes rates are skyrocketing as well, now affecting nearly 1 in 11 adults worldwide while more than half of U.S. adults have prediabetes

By Dr. Mercola

In 2014, the obesity rate among American adults hit 38 percent — a 3 percent increase from 2012. In 2004, about 32 percent of adults fell in the obese category.


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